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Camp Muffly Prepares for New Dining Hall Dedication

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Camp Muffly has been the center of Monongalia County 4-H programs since the 1920s, and like anything that's been around that long, parts of it needed an update.

The original dining hall for the camp is around 80 years old.

With a capacity of 250, a brand new kitchen, tables, chairs and lighting, the new building should be a big improvement.

The project was funded partly by the Monongalia County Commission and the community.

"We've also had a donation of $52,000 which is the largest donation ever given to 4 H Camp," said Ed Hawkins, the Board President at the Camp. "There was a donation in 1953 of $50,000."

This project began in 2000 and has taken 13 years to complete.

People who worked on the building and past and present campers are excited about the new addition.

"I know that this is a county park," Hawkins said. "However, because this is the 4-H Camp and always will be the 4-H Camp, a lot of us who grew up here camping would like to see the improvements."

Camp Muffly will honor the donor, Ruth Hedley Potter, by naming a room in the new dining hall after her.

Hawkins hopes the renovations will bring in more than just 4-H campers.

"We also then were able to go ahead and renovate the old dining hall and make it into a true assembly hall," said Hawkins. "So, we're hoping that band camps will also give us a look here. I can have people march on the field here, march on the road."

The dedication ceremony for the new dining hall will be at Camp Muffly on Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.